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Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Tuesdays – Sundays through September 7
Experience the astronaut life in the Science Museum’s largest, most expensive exhibit yet. There’s a room-sized out-of-gravity simulation, a doll-sized replica of the International Space Station, a new Omnitheater film, and so you can truly get the full experience, a space toilet. Tickets are $22–$31.
Minneapolis Home + Garden Show @ Minneapolis Convention Center
Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Spring will arrive, dear families! But until then, we can breathe in thousands of spring blooms and explore the Home + Garden Show’s nine over-the-top Feature Gardens, the high-tech Idea Home, and more than 500 booths (many of which have free food and candy). Admission is $14 for adults (or $12 if you buy online), $4 for 6-12-year-olds, and free for the five-and-younger club.
Night Owl Snowshoeing @ Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary
Friday 5 – 6:30 p.m.
It’s an owl tracking expedition on snowshoes. Bundle up and hike through the Bird Sanctuary along Lake Harriet to find signs of local species like the Screech and Great Horned Barred owl as nesting season continues. Tickets are $7 per person.
Star Wars Day @ Science Museum of Minnesota
Saturday noon – 4 p.m.
Let small Jedi-in-training meet costumed members of the 501 st Legion, compete in the Jedi Trials (a trivia game), and make and launch things like jitterdroids, stargliders, and pod racers. It’s free with museum admission.
The Tiny Wish Launch Party @ Red Balloon Bookshop
Saturday 2 p.m.
Listen to story protagonist Anja read from her parents Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen’s latest children’s book, The Tiny Wish, then meet the Minneapolis authors, eat cake, and play games at the bookshop. The photo-illustrated book is a springtime follow-up to The Christmas Wish. Free.
Music Under Glass: Sarah Morris @ Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Sunday 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Relax in the tropical oasis of the flower conservatory and enjoy sweet tunes from local singer-songwriter Sara Morris. Drinks and snacks will be on hand for purchase, too. Admission is free.